While patient safety improvement efforts have historically focused on inpatient settings, less work has been directed toward ambulatory care settings, even though most care is provided in these settings. In the United States, roughly one billion ambulatory visits occur annually, compared to 35 million hospital admissions. Research shows that serious safety risks are present in ambulatory settings.

March 10 – 16, 2019 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week [#PSAW19], a highlight of the United for Patient Safety Campaign, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Patients deserve safe care in and across every setting. As part of Patient Safety Awareness Week, the National Campaign Team is offering a free Webcast which will call attention to the safety issues beyond the walls of the hospitals.

WebEx: Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. [CT]

As healthcare consolidation continues and organizations move to a greater focus on system-based care and increasingly complex care is being provided outside of hospitals and in patients’ homes, now is the time to consider how to advance patient safety in ambulatory settings and across the entire care continuum. Anyone interested in or responsible for patient safety in their setting are encouraged to attend, including, physicians, nurses, executives, quality and risk professionals, patient advocates, industry and vendor representatives and others.

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This free Webcast will cover:

  • The state of ambulatory patient safety in the US
  • The infrastructure needed to advance patient safety in these settings
  • The importance of optimizing foundational factors such as patient safety culture, teamwork among clinicians, and patient and family engagement for the success of improvement efforts

The Great Plains QIN team would like to thank and extend our appreciation to all the healthcare partners across the region for your dedication and commitment to quality improvement and improving patient care. Every day is Patient Safety Day and we thank you!

Visit the United for Patient Safety for Patient Safety site for additional resources and related information.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) began working together as one organization in May 2017. The newly-formed entity is committed to using its combined knowledge and resources to focus and energize the patient safety agenda in order to build systems of safety across the continuum of care. To learn more about their trainings, resources and practical applications, visit ihi.org/PatientSafety

Source: Institute for Healthcare Improvement